Welcome! We are the International Trade Education Squad (ITES) of the Park Slope Food Coop. The ITES was formed to keep members informed about on-going international trade negotiations and how trade agreements affect our ability to maintain our values and realize the goals of the Park Slope Food Coop as put forward in our Mission Statement:
“We try to lead by example, educating ourselves and others about health and nutrition, cooperation and the environment…We seek to avoid products that depend upon the exploitation of others…We strive to reduce the impact of our lifestyles on the world we share with other species and future generations…”
To understand how international trade agreements are reached and the policies that trade agreements require that we accept, we agree to take responsibility to study and bring to Coop members information for discussion that can lead to individual and/or collective action.
- Susan Metz (Squad co-leader and emeritus member)
- Willy Naess (Squad co-leader)
- Bart DeCoursy
- Gerardo Renique (emeritus member)
- Chris Marshall
- Sarah Westlake
- Jen Epstein
- Helen Beichel
How the ITES was founded.
About Our Process